KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan Just south of Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, the 787th Ordnance Company, 3rd Ordn. Bn., out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has been providing such displays for over a month. Blast after blast, the explosive ordnance disposal technicians have been getting rid of ordnance that is expired or deemed unserviceable.
555th Engr. Bde. conducts helocast training at American Lake as part of its sapper course
NATICK, Mass Body armor has saved countless lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, but an Improved Outer Tactical Vest, or IOTV, that doesn't fit properly can actually hinder a Soldier's performance in combat.
Including the initial military flight into Dakar, Senegal, the Air Force Reserve's 446th Airlift Wing here has flown more than 10 C-17 Globemaster III missions supporting the Ebola control contingency, Operation United Assistance, in Liberia since the end of September.
PUSLATPUR, Indonesia Pvt. Juan Gonzalez, a native of Chicago, Ill., and infantryman assigned to Blackwatch Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division from Joint Base Lewis-Mchord, Wash., has transformed from a high school athlete to a squad automatic weapon gunner in the U.S. Army.
NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND Sailors stationed at this relatively small but picturesque installation received unusual guests Sept. 30. That morning, an Air Force C-17 cargo aircraft landed at the airstrip, and Soldiers and their equipment disembarked.
While the overall threat level remains unchanged, the recent initiation of coalition military action in Iraq and Syria against extremist terrorist groups warrants a renewed emphasis on installation, facility and personal antiterrorism and force protection measures to ensure the safety and security of our DOD components, defense critical infrastructure, personnel, and communities. Be aware of and report instances of:
Female Soldiers from across 7th Infantry Division sweated, learned and bonded during a Sisters in Arms Confidence Course event on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Sept. 19.
Every summer cadets from across the country make an appearance at Army bases around the world. They are second-and third-year cadets who strive to learn as much as they can from the active-duty environment in three short weeks. Tatiana Western, from Olympia, was surprised but excited when she received orders to report to Joint Base Lewis McChord for her Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT), this summer.
BANYUPUTIH PROVINCE, Indonesia JBLM Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade and 110th Chemical Battalion are supporting a training event that spans three Pacific Rim countries.
YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER Annual combined exercise comes to a close with warm relationships and fond memories of Japanese and U.S. Soldiers training and recreating side by side
YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. Stryker Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force teamed up during Operation Rising Thunder for a combined-arms, live-fire exercise at Yakima Training Center, Sept. 15.
Shop without sales tax, take a walk through pedestrian-friendly downtown and see the sights.
WASHINGTON The U.S. Army is considering opening its elite Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga., and is already soliciting recruits for it
47th CSH trains to operate and secure a field hospital 24 hours a day
ORCHARD COMBAT TRAINING CENTER, Idaho Active Army and Idaho National Guard units have spent the last month at the Orchard Combat Training Center in Idaho as the Army continues its total force integration of active, National Guard and reserve units.
Family, friends and members of the JBLM community gathered together for the 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, deployment ceremony at JBLM, Aug. 22.
WASHINGTON A new Army Physical Fitness Uniform will become available service-wide, beginning in October next year.
The 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, is about to get even more maneuverable on the battlefield.
Ten soldiers of the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, gathered for a 10-mile endurance run as they prepared for the upcoming Seattle Marathon.